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Earth Observation for Climate-related Health Risk in Africa

The EOCHA Data Portal facilitates the access to heterogeneous datasets providing in a one-stop-shop the access services and basic data mining tools necessary to explore geospatial data i.e. in the context of the disease early warning systems. The Portal is based on the Multisensor Evolution Analysis (MEA) technology - an Earth Observation and geospatial data analysis tool empowered with OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standards and open source technologies to enable Big Data access and processing services.
Key World Bank sectors can benefit from such climaterelated health risk...

Geospatial

Lake Victoria Basin Health Monitoring

This dataset for Lake Victoria includes the following parameters:
1. Ecological water quality parameters (including Chlorophyll-a surface concentration, Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) and Lake Surface Temperature (LST)),
2. Monitoring of the proliferation of macro-algae (water hyacinth index from optical data, water hyacinth likelihood index from radar data, and Floating Vegetation),
3. Sustainability indexes (evolution of land cover - land use (1984 - 2014), evolution of surface occupied by water hyacinth, evolution of pollution release into the lake due to rainfall...

Geospatial

Argentina and Chile - Forest and Land Cover/Land Use Mapping

Land cover, land use, forest mapping, with statistics and fragmentation indicators for Chiloe Island (Chile) and Gran Chaco (Argentina) covering three periods in time (years 2000, 2007 and 2013).
These data are produced under ESA project Support to REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in Latin America.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

Geospatial

Mapping of South Asian Cities - Colombo, Chittagong, Jalalabad, and Karachi

Land cover/land use (LCLU) structure, distribution, changes, change flows structure, and extension of urban areas (potential slums) for the two reference periods: 1999-2001 and 2012-2014, for the four cities: Colombo, Chittagong, Jalalabad, and Karachi.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

Geospatial

Tuvalu - Meteorologic and Oceanographic Conditions

This dataset is for an area from Vanuatu to Samoa between 2007 and 2012, mapping meteorologic and oceaonographic conditions.
Meteorologic parameters include: Hurricanes, wave heights, air temperature, and wind fields.
Oceanographic parameters include: Chlorophyll-a concentration of case 1 and 2 waters (CHL), total suspended matter (TSM), water transparency, sea surface temperature.
Yearly averages and seasonal averages are considered. Wet season is considered from November to April, dry season is considered from May to October. Maps highlight the possible link between...

Geospatial

Papua New Guinea - Roads, Land Use Land Cover, and Forest Cover Change

This dataset provides the following parameters for Papua New Guinea:
1. Forest Cover Change map 2005-2009-2011 for Oro project area. This map shows secondary and primary forest cover, non-forest, and water, with deforestation for the periods 2005-2009 and 2009-2011.
2. Land Cover map 2011 for Oro and West New Britain project areas. These maps provide a detailed picture of key land cover types including forest, wetlands, shrubland, settlements and oil palm.
3. Roads dataset 2011 for Oro and West New Britain project areas. This dataset provides an updated road network layer...

Geospatial

Mozambique Channel - Coral Reef and Oil Spill Mapping

This dataset provides coral reef habitat mapping (detailed geomorphological zonation) and change detection maps spanning 2000-2011.
First data output is: Oil spills monitored twice a week during 6 months (from July 1st to January 3rd 2011) leading to a total of 324 products (in netcdf/cdf formats along with png snapshots), including:
Chlorophyll concentration, Low-Res Sea Surface Temperature, Hi-Res Sea Surface Temperature, Total Suspended Matter, Water Transparency and Significant Wave Height.
Second data output is: Assessment of coral reef health and evolution focusing...

Geospatial

Caribbean Islands - Digital Elevation Model

Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for St. Lucia, Grenada and Belize.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

Geospatial

Caribbean Islands - Landslide Inventory and Hazard Map

Landslide Inventory and Hazard Mapping for St. Lucia and Grenada.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

Geospatial

Caribbean Islands - Land Use Land Cover (LULC)

Land Use/Land Cover Mapping including water bodies, rivers and streams, for St. Lucia, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

Geospatial

Sri Lanka - Digital Elevation Model

Digital Elevation Model (DEM) at 20m and precise DEM at 0.5m for the catchments of Kelani Ganga and Attanagalu Oya.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

Geospatial

Sri Lanka - Land Use Land Cover LULC (Change) Mapping

Land cover/land use (LULC) maps for the catchments of Kelani Ganga and Attanagalu Oya, and LULC Change comparing 1991, 2001 with the recent LCLU (2012). Classification includes two thematic levels (national 7-class scheme and 15 land cover/land use classes according to user definitions).

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

Geospatial

Sri Lanka - Historical Flood Mapping

Flood extents and maximum flood maps for flood events of May 2003, Dec 2007, Nov-Dec 2008, May 2010, and Dec 2014, based on a time series of EO SAR data and optical data.
The satellite imagery used, and validation and accuracy measures vary by flood event. Please consult the resources for details from respective flood events.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

Geospatial

Usumacinta River Basin - Land Cover Land Use Mapping (LCLU)

This dataset provides Land Cover Land Use (LCLU) in Usumacinta river basin (Mexico).

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2014-2016 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2016.

Geospatial

Usumacinta River Basin - Water Quality Analysis

The products within the water quality service provide the parameters (a) Chlorophyll concentration (CHL), (b) Total suspended matter concentration (TSM), (c) Dissolved organic matter absorption (CDOM), and (d) Signal depths (Z90). They are provided as monthly averages in raster data sets in two different resolutions: 300m and 1200m. Overview images are provided which show the monthly averages of each year. Besides the image data, times series plots are delivered showing the evolution of the respective parameters for the areas of interest (AOIs). Finally, matrix plots are provided that...

Geospatial

Zambezi River Basin Land Use, Land Use Change and Soil Erosion

This dataset provides Land Use, Land Use Change and Soil Loss (Area: Shire sub basin) at 10m resolution.
1) Land use maps: covers land use for the years 2005 and 2010 and the resulting changes
2) Erosion map of 2010: Relative potential based on the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) erosion formula that uses information on: annual rainfall in 2010, soil type, slope, slope length, land use in 2010 and farming practices.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2008-2012 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in...

Geospatial

Zambezi River Basin Water Quality and Temperature

Water quality and temperature for Lake Malawi, Lake Malombe and Lake Chilwa, derived from MERIS FR images for 2010-2011 using the proprietary WISP algorithm.
These parameters are:
- Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a)
- Total Suspended Matter (TSM)
- Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM)
- Kd averaged over the spectrum (KDP)
The results were resampled to a spatial resolution of 300m.
Selected Water Surface Temperature (SST) data is also included here as an additional product.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2008-2012 World Bank (...

Geospatial

Lake Malawi (Zambezi River Basin) - Small Water Bodies

Small water bodies inventory and water volume, covering the full Southern Province of Zambia, and includes of 1022 small reservoirs identified with optical satellite data from the Landsat5 satellite
in the years 2010 and 2011. These locations are also available in excel file with LatLong coordinates for field inspection.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2008-2012 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership, and is published in the partnership report:...

Geospatial

Lake Titicaca Land Use and Land Use Changes

Lake Titicaca sub-basin land use of the years 2003 and 2010; and the land use changes between these years with thirteen Land Use classes defined.

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2008-2012 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA) partnership,
and is published in the partnership report: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development, June 2013

Geospatial

Lake Titicaca Water Quality

Water Quality Analysis for Lake Titicaca (2003-2011) measured by:
a) Total suspended matter (TSM) and/or turbidity - TSM is provided in the unit milligram per litre [mg/l], turbidity as Nephelometric Turbidity Unit [NTU] or (more up to date) Formazine Turbidity Unit [FTU].
b) Phytoplankton and Chlorophyll a: Chlorophyll a is one essential pigment included in phytoplankton cells and therefore a measure of phytoplankton. Common unit of chlorophyll is [µg/l].

This dataset is one of the products produced under the 2008-2012 World Bank (WBG) - European Space Agency (ESA)...

Geospatial

WTO Dispute Settlement Database

The dataset covers all 351 WTO disputes initiated through the official filing of a Request for Consultations at the WTO, from 1 January 1995 until October 25, 2006, and for these disputes it includes events occurring until December 31, 2006. For these disputes, the dataset covers exhaustively all stages of dispute settlement proceedings, from the moment when consultations are being requested to the eventual implementation of the rulings.

The dataset contains several hundred variables, providing information on various aspects of the legal procedure. The total number of entries is...

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The Soviet Economic Decline

Abstract of Paper
Soviet growth over 1960-89 was the worst in the world after we control for investment and capital; the relative performance worsens over time. There is some evidence that the burden of defense spending modestly contributed to the Soviet debacle. The declining Soviet growth rate over 1950-87 can be accounted for by a declining marginal product of capital with a constant rate of TFP growth. The Soviet reliance on extensive growth (rising capital to output ratios) was no greater than that of market economies like Japan and Korea, but low elasticity of...

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Public Goods and Ethnic Divisions

Abstract of Paper
We present a model that links heterogeneity of preferences across ethnic groups in a city to the amount and type of public good the city supplies. We test the implications of the model with three related datasets: US cities, US metropolitan areas, and US urban counties.

Results show that productive public goods -- education, roads, libraries, sewers and trash pickup -- in US cities (metro areas/urban counties) are inversely related to the city's (metro area's/county's) ethnic fragmentation, even after controlling for other socioeconomic and...

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Public Credit Registries Survey Dataset

The Survey of Public Credit Registries was conducted by the World Bank in 1999-2000. 77 countries have participated in the survey, of which 40 indicated that they operated a public credit registry. The dataset contains responces to the survey regarding the nature of information collected and distributed by the Public Credit Registry, issues related to customer care and legal framework for credit.

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